Honors and Accreditations

  • In 2011, Pure Earth (then known as Blacksmith Institute) was awarded the UN-backed Green Star Award for its work in environmental emergencies, specifically the lead poisoning outbreak in Nigeria.
  • Pure Earth is accredited with observer status by The United Nations Environmental Programme Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, giving Pure Earth an entry point into policy dialogue with UNEP.
  • Charity Navigator has awarded Pure Earth a 4-star rating, for sound fiscal management.